28 Oct '13, 7pm

Walmart has more solar capacity than 38 U.S. states

Walmart has more solar capacity than 38 U.S. states

Twice as much as Costco, the #2 commercial solar player The rapidly dropping price of solar power (see the graph below) is spurring many big companies to put panels on the roofs of their buildings. While that doesn't cure all ills, it's certainly better than getting electricity from dirty sources and wasting all that roof space. DoE/Public Domain Businesses, including some of the most recognized brands in the U.S., have adopted solar at an unprecedented rate. Since the first edition of Solar Means Business was released last year, U.S. businesses, non-profits and government organizations have blanketed their rooftops and properties with over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of new photovoltaic (PV) solar installations. As of mid-2013, cumulative commercial deployment totaled 3,380 MW at over 32,800 facilities throughout the country, an increase of more than 40 percent over last year. (...

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